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's going worldwide thanks to chuck. we took it everywhere. >> this whole city loves chuck brown, from kids to senior citizens. they want to pay homage to a great man who loved so much music, so much love. ♪ it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday ♪ thank you, chuck brown. >> reporter: that is just one of the gentlemen who will be performing here today in just a few moments inside the convention center. i've got to tell you since we've been covering the passing and the celebration of chuck brown's life, i've heard so many wonderful stories about how he loved his fans and each and every one it seems has a picture with chuck brown. i'm told he carved out 30 minutes out of every single performance, even up until the last and final performances of his life just so he could sit with people, take some pictures, sign autographs so family members say listen, it is only fitting and appropriate that we share this final goodbye and farewell with all the fans that meant so much to chuck brown. back to you, lesli. >> if you would like to loner chuck brown's memory, his family asked that donations b
father of the modish d.c -- modern d.c. music scene. chuck brown. he captured the pulse of the street and the beat of the drum. a beat that make a chuck brown show part carnival, part love affair between audience and band. tonight we remember the band leader. >> his passing is a sad moment, but this broadcast will not be a wake. it will be a celebration of a man that gave sows much that despite his absence, will live touched by everyone. >> brown died of multiple organ failure due to sepsis. >> he was treated at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. he was admitted earlier this month after complaining of arthritis and doctors found blood clots in his legs. the clots were removed but brown came down with pneumonia while hospitalized. we have team coverage as we celebrate the life of one of our area's truly most beloved musicians. >> here is bruce johnson with a lot more on the legacy of chuck brown. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater. chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he is here tonight in spirit. hundreds if not thousands gather to g
it is just go go music. but we love chuck because chuck brown, he was loved. and we love chuck brown because chuck brown, he was family. and we love chuck because chuck, he did everything that he could for d.c. >> and when you come behind, you know, you'll see that chuck was the go go. and go go to like washington, d.c. and like jazz is to the new orleans. like country music is to nashville, tennessee. but he's the god father of go go. and today we'll stand here for the entire council in addition to columbia to say thank you to the families for sharing a wonderful man. i know it was hard and difficult, but you shared it with so many people. and he made d.c. what they are today. >> there are so many things that people say are the nation's capital. let me tell you it may be the nation's capital, but go go is the district of columbia's music, thanks to chuck brown. >> and so many people, they have come out today, but don't you think we need to find a way to remember him forever? his music will be here forever, but we need to find a way to remember him forever. and so council members, mr. chair
stem from the go-go sound that started with chuck brown. our matt jablow is down along chuck brown way in northwest d.c. with more on the man who started the movement. matt. >> reporter: tributes for the godfather of go-go are pouring in tonight from all over. from those who love chuck brown the musician and chuck brown the person. chuck was 16 years old when he first met chuck brown. >> i owe a lot to him. >> reporter: thompson says they got along great from the start. both personally and professionally. thompson played in chuck's band and produced chuck's grammy nominated album. >> one of the easiest people to ever work with in the studio. >> reporter: one day after the death of the godfather of go- go, thompson says chuck the person and chuck the performer will always be with him. >> right now, i feel like he's everywhere now, you know. i got the travel size. i have him whenever i need him. >> reporter: a father figure is how thompson described chuck brown. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> reporter: brian mills described chuck in the exact same way. >> got
brown. >> it is party time. >> kevin has an angel and they are doing go-go in heaven. >> fox amorning news continues right now. right now. south a sad day as washington, d.c. wakes up but we have some nice weather to look forward to today, folks. it is thursday, may 17th, 2012. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. all morning, right here, we'll look back on the influence of chuck brown, the godfather of go-go. everybody knows d.c.'s cease side, the monuments, the politic. but chuck brown's beat fueled the heart of the city. he passed with a yesterday at the age of 75. >> hundreds of fans also gathered outside the howard theater last night for an incident prompt use vigil there. he was set to perform there in front of a sold high pressure out crowd next month. this morning, we are sharing some of your femmeries on our facebook page. let's take a look at i few of them. carolyn posted rest in peace, chuck. we will always miss you. -- an impromptu vigil there. this morning, we are sharing some of your memories on our facebook page. >> every
>>> singing that all morning. the music world is remembering the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. i'm sarah simmons i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. certainly very sad to hear about the passing of chuck brown but as we've been saying, his music will live on. all of us still moving in like we always have. >> all right, will, let's see some more moves. >> wait until the next commercial. >> i know it's sad morning but we are starting the day with the weather on a positive note. if you can, are get out and enjoy today. it will be just about perfect around here later. there is your cold front moving through as we speak. south and east of the city now, if you are in southern maryland, lower eastern shore, you have not quite gotten the cooler and drier air. the conditions here should get gradually more and more comfortable throughout the morning. currently, we are still a little warm. 69 at reagan national. 66 at dulles. bwi marshall, 67 degrees. here is your forecast for today. just a perfect afternoon. lots of sunshine. low humidity, 75 your daytime high in washington and
arrangements for chuck brown. the man who helped create the unique mix of funk and soul died yesterday after a long bout with pneumonia. he was 75 and today, the tributes continue to pour in. >> over the next hour and a half, we'll remember chuck brown through the music of the backyard band. a group that got their big break thanks to chuck brown. >> but first, matt joins us live from chuck brown way, that's the street in northwest d.c. with reaction from some of those who helped chuck brown create his great music. matt. >> reporter: to his many fans, chuck brown was the man who wowed them up and used like the howard theater. many of the people who worked with chuck, he provided wisdom, inspiration, and guidance. as we have been hearing a lot over the past 24 hours, chuck brown, known to generations of washington music fans as the god father of go-go. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> one day after chuck's death, a lot of people are remembering the godfather more as a father figure. >> got a lot of people off the streets working with him, playing for him. >> people like
for you from the country to the inner city ♪ >>> chuck brown passed way yesterday after a short bout with pneumonia at age 75. he was the founder of go-go, a sound that came to define the district. >> this morning the city that loved him so much is showed their love for him. dancing out in the streets in north washington last night and tracee wilkins is live outside that theater this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. chuck brown created this music in the '70s and has been playing it all of this time. i can tell you i have never seen the actual end of a chuck brown concert because i get tired have and go home. he would keep playing with all of this energy and enthusiasm like he was still 20 30r years old. in his 70s would play for hours and hours. i mean nonstop. no intermission. no breaks. this was music about the people of d.c. and the people of d.c. were in it and helped to create it. it's fitting that would want to come here and pay tribute to him. let me show you what it looked like last night. as you said, thousands of people dancing in the streets. his da
saying washington, d.c.'s heart is broken with the loss of chuck brown. gary is live where he is getting the reaction to washingtonens that are just learning the news. gary. >> reporter: i talked to one man who said you're reporting about the death of chuck brown. there's nothing negative to say. he said when you talk about chuck brown, the only thing you can do is glow. you talk about chuck brown as being a washington institution, the chili bowl is an institution. chuck was here often. served on him, was a friend, what legacy do you think mr. brown leaves to washington, d.c.? >> he's more of a family member to us, everybody enjoyed chuck brown. everybody loved him. we are going to deeply miss chuck brown for ever and ever. >> reporter: mr. smith, why was his music important to d.c.? what difference did it make? >> it made a difference because he was the founder of go-go. everybody loves chuck brown. everybody loved go-go in d. c. back in the day, they love go- go. loved chuck. >> i was told by one fan, if you went to a chuck brown concert and you weren't feeling good, chuck could f
. nk you. >> that is a d.c. legend. music lovers all over the world are remembering chuck brown this morning. the pioneer of go-go passed away from multiple organ failure after suffering from knew mope i can't. he was the creative force behind go-go. >> shawn yancy takes a look back at his amazing career and life. life. >> reporter: for five decades, chuck brown gave his fans his all keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go-go beats, a genre of music that he created. >> at first, they had go-go clubs, dancers, no music. i decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nomination. >> it is the greatest thing. oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it, okay? >> reporter: chuck started sing gospel when he was just a little boy. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitentiary in northern virginia is the place that gave hive to his musical career. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew i was going to be something. when i got out of there
for their trips. >>> the tributes continue to pour in for the late chuck brown. coming up, we talk to the men who helped d.c. music legend, go-go. but first, a second grader in colorado tries to honor an african american icon, but instead, gets a hard lesson in race relations. we'll talk about this one. stay with us. >>> all in state students at virginia tech will see their tuition go up next year. the university board of visitors approved a 3.9% hike for tuition and fees and that means students will have to shell out close to $11,000 a year to go to virginia tech. that increase, governor bob mcdonald had requested, he wanted state schools to keep state tuition under 8%. >>> a project sparked racism. the kid's name is shawn king and he had been assigned to dress up like martin luther king, so as you might see there, the second grader put on a black suit and a fake mustache and some dark face paint. members of the faculty and students complained about it. the principal told shawn to wash his face. the 8-year-old said no. he was sent home. >> i worked very hard. i tried my best. i don't want to be
tribute to chuck brown. the d.c. music legend died yesterday. he was 75 years ode. chuck brown was born in north carolina but he made his name on the d.c. music scene in the '70s. literally made his name over because he went to jail as one thing and said never going back to jail. i'm going to be chuck brown and never went back to jail as that name. in 2009 part of 7th street near t street northwest was renamed chuck brown way. he played live concerts up until last year. he was even honored by the national symphony orchestra last september. >> when anybody you meet talks about chuck brown they instantly smile. you'll notice that. a crowd gathered outside the howard theater last night for an impromptu vigil last night to honor chuck brown and it wasn't a sad event. it was a celebration of his music and a lot of people were dancing. chuck brown called his music go- go because it just kept going. he created the continuous beat to stock the dance floors at the clubs from clearing out. >> delia goncalves is live at the studios in maryland with more on the legacy. good morning. >> reporter: g
-go. singer, song writer, and guitarist, chuck brown, helped define d.c.'s music scene with this funky beat. tonight, fox 5 is remembering chuck brown. the godfather may be gone, but his music and influence lives on. >>> thank you for joining us, i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. chuck brown died at the age of 75 today. he was at john hopkins battling pneumonia. >> fox 5's audrey barnes begins our coverage. audrey. >> reporter: chuck brown was perhaps best known as the gadfather of go-go, but he was an incredible family man. he scheduled his concert appearances around his son's football games and he passed his music to his other son. he left his mark on d.c. as well. >> talk about going to ben's chili bowl. you talk about the lincoln theater, the howard theater, and you talk about chuck. because they are all institutions. >> love grown up loving chuck brown. he sang at her high school prom and to this day, she still moves by his music. >> i know all those chuck brown songs and when i hear one, i will get out of my car and dance in the street if i have to. chuck brown could no
. >> reporter: we're outside the historic howard theater, chuck brown couldn't be here for the grand opening some weeks ago. he's here tonight in spirit. and as hundreds if not thousands of people gather to give chuck a d.c. sendoff. >> we lost a great one so we got to celebrate his life and his legacy. >> i love chuck brown. i've been listening to him all my life every school dance. ♪ >> reporter: d.c. mayor gray says he may open the washington convention center for chuck brown's funeral. >> chuck was a great human being. and frankly a good friend of mine. >> reporter: tributes were pouring in from the high and mighty to the low for the father of go go. >> he flew off the covers and made people understand we are a lot more than a government town. >> probably tell the city to party hard for him tonight. he really would tell the city to party hard. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a gramny mom nation? >> oh my god. unbelievable. ♪ >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had the o
.1% in april, but job growth was down a little from march. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we analyze the new numbers, and assess the prospects of work for college graduates and other young people entering the job market. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez examines the apparent easing of the diplomatic crisis between beijing and washington over a blind activist, as chinese officials said today he can apply to study abroad. >> brown: margaret warner talks with author peter bergen about his new book "manhunt," a look at the long pursuit and final days of osama bin laden. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close tonight with a look at a national effort to engage young people at the local level through the music of marvin gaye and their own artistic expressions. >> brown: and we close we're like a broken down city. it's not just the economy that is causing cleveland the problem right now. it's the attitude; it's the struggle. we need to make a change. that's what i am expecting people to hear
has done a profile on chuck brown. i have been here over 30 years. so i said chuck, can i do a profile? he said of course. nobody asked to talk to me. we stood on u street. you can see some of the shots. people wanting a hug from him. chuck is the man. he started out, he went to lorton. that's where he got a chance to get his life together. he learned to play guitar, he got some education. he started this go go thing, except for busting loose, didn't go much further than d.c., but everybody samples their work. but chuck brown, you know, we love him and i got to show you this piece we did, derek, six years ago on chuck brown. that first piece that was done on him in a long time. >> when i say chuck brown, what do you think of? >> god father of soul. >> i thought that was james brown? >> no, that's chuck brown. >> he's been around for years. since i was a little boy. >> okay, i'm just happy to be here. i'm pushing 70. chuck brown, the father of d.c.'s go go sounds. he entertained three different general generations. he is right up there with luke elington, and marvin gay. chuck di
. this is a devastating loss. >> reporter: got a grammy nomination? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: chuck brown was 75. he began performing back in the 1960s. by the '70s when the rest of the country was deep into disco, d.c. had its own sound called go go. ♪ chuck's biggest hit "busting loose" soared you have the charts in -- up the charts in 1978. even today it's played on every d.c. radio station. ♪ chuck brown's live concerts were a family affair. four generations turned out to hear chuck. >> he ohm boyed what we are, who we are, what we do. >> he is the true definition of d.c. culture. >> if you're from d.c. you have to be a chuck brown fan. >> how? >> right now because right now, i'm just enjoying every minute of -- of being on this planet. >> reporter: probably don't even have a permit for this and no idea how long it's going to go on but it's chuck brown, you really don't need a permit. somebody said that chuck brown is to d.c. what elvis is to memphis. back to you in the studio. >> as we mourn the loss of chuck brown we want to know what your favorite memories are of the god father of go to.
are mourning the loss of chuck brown. he passed away yesterday at the age of 75 after a short bout with pneumonia. charl charles music career. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing his guitar for a d.c.-based latin band. by the early '70s charles got into his own. the godfather go-go is what the world came to call brown. it became synonymous with d.c. >> they heard funk before, it's just another form of funchy music with a lot of percussion and sound. >> let me hear you say oh it's got that latin and that african feel to it. >> just one more time. >> in and out of trouble with the law in his youth, brown taught himself to play guitar in prison. he and his go-go beat became world known landing his first billboard numb were one heat with "bustin' loose." he was nominated in 2010 at the age of 74. >> if i hit that stage, i right in a rage and forget about my age. >> chuck brown never turned his back on his home. he stayed a staple of d.c. events that became important with his community. he spent his time with students around the district never forgetting how a yo
. >>> washington, d.c. came to a standstill and all you could hear was chuck brown on the air waves. the godfather of go-go died at johns hopkins hospital yesterday. he had been battling pneumonia. he was 75 years old. delia goncalves takes a look at how fans are remembering the legend. >> reporter: we are in a studios of pgc where the deejays and fans are remembering the life and music of chuck brown. >> we are here to celebrate 30 years of go-go today. we want to take your phone calls. >> reporter: dedicating yet another day to d.c. icon and music legend chuck brown, memories from the personalities. >> this man does he really touches so many people and i don't think it's just the music, it's his personality. >> you think about chuck brown not a music that he didn't touch. he had a gospel song. >> reporter: the fans phoning in. >> i'm almost 50 years old and he's always been a part of my life. i knew when i heard his music that i was going to have a good time. >> it cost in 25 cents -- that was between '70 and '74. >> how you doing today? >> i'm all right, better than yesterday you know. had the
tomorrow at the funeral for go go legend chuck brown. mayor gray says flags to half s bruce johnson reports plans are in the works to make this funeral unlike any the city's ever seen before. ♪ >> reporter: which i have cliff jones of --ly jones of soul world entertainment. he's preparing to salute go go legend chuck brown tomorrow. ♪ >> i've managed and developed groups such as raheem divine; puffy. >> reporter: more than 10,000 people stood in line for the viewing yesterday at the howard theater. and one government source today predicted up to 15,000 could turn out for chuck brown's funeral at the convention center. >> you had louis armstrong, he transcends jazz. you have bob marley who develops a genre and transcends that. now you have chuck brown who develops is genera and transcends that. >> reporter: wayne bruce is music director for tomorrow, paying homage to chuck brown will be a host of local stars like sugar bear, donny simpson. the chuck brown bands will also perform. >> his depth should change some lives, should change some people's mindsets when it comes totemsic business.
candidate brown to verbally attack then-mayor fenty. tonight, many still want ton if mayor gray had knowledge of this. vincent gray's campaign for mayor was a long time ago but questions about what went on behind the scenes won't go away. mayor gray refused to talk about two of his campaign workers charged this week. >> this is an ongoing pending investigation and there is nothing, really, i can comment on and this is obviously continuing to unfold. >> reporter: according to authorities, brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said that the mayor knew about it. the mayor always denied it. >> i think i will stay with what i said before and there is that continuing investigation. it has been for months. >> reporter: wednesday, gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comments but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning, council hab mary chay, who led a
campaign donations to pay off former candidate, sulaimon brown. the deal called for brown to take money in exchange for verbal attacks on mayor adrian fenty. he did not know about plans to pay brown. matt acklin has more. >> does the mayor know about any of this? >> reporter: no comment from tho thomas gore. earlier, he admitted to a federal judge that he would take out money orders, give them to another unnamed campaign worker, who would then give them to sulaimon brown. a total of $660 worth. and when sulaimon brown went to the media, gore says he shredded a notebook with payment records. >> i think mr. gore said in court today that there was an agreement between he and, i think it was person a. and person a did his part. mr. gore did his part. >> gore's attorney tells us his client is working with federal authorities as they continue their probe into gray's campaign. >> whatever they asked. >> cook believes federal authorities are not done yet. >> i believe that the government will charge additional fee. >> one of those people might be who prosecutors refer to as person a. go
to say good-bye and thanks as d.c. gets ready for a star-studded sendoff for chuck brown. uck brown. >>> good morning. we're taking a live look over washington, d.c. the sun has come up. it will be a glorious day. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. >> it always make me wish we had windows in the studio. >> in here, it is dark. >> i just peeked my head out the window and it will abby beautiful start. >> fantastic. >> temperatures in the 1r0, low humidity later on this afternoon. -- temperatures in the 80s, low humidity later on this afternoon. tomorrow, well have some changes so let's enjoy today. there is your radar. the cloud cover you see to the east of boston, that big swath of clouds, that is the leftovers of beryl that brought some heavy rain to the carolinas yesterday and brought parts of our area, lower eastern shore, some pretty good rain during the first half of yesterday. high pressure is building in temporarily complements of our friends from canada. that means or winds are out of the north which means a little less in the way of humidity than what we've
brown. >>> and it was a fitting send off for the god father of go go. part gospel service and part go go concert. >> a whose who of politician -- a who's who of politicians for the three-hour plus funeral at the washington convention center. >> and today, the celebration had so much rhythm and beat. look at that. even the mayor is dancing, well, sort of. bruce johnson was inside the service. he joins us with the rest of the story. >> the nation's capitol have never seen this kind of memorial service. ♪ trouble don't last >> you know what, d.c.. >> chuck was so down to earth. he was just seen through and through. >> there are so many stories i have heard that their lives have been turned around with just three minutes of his time. he's just an incredible man. ♪ [ music ] >> it was a combination of gospel revival, happy hours. and go go concerts. it seems to have never end. show your problems. >> this is amazing. this brought the city together. people are just loving it. people are smiling. people are happy. >> we kept him going for soing long. he really loves the people. he loves d.c.
their respects to chuck brown. >> the godfather of go-go died earlier this month after being hospitalized for several weeks. he was 75. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is live at the site of today's viewing, the howard theatre. good morning, delia. are we seeing anything happening getting ready for what's going to happen in just a few hours? >> reporter: we're certainly still a few hours away but lots of work is being done. take a look we can see that some barriers, some guards have already been put up for the 30,000 people who are expected to come. we're told those folks are supposed to line down c street here and wrap around 7th street. so you can see there are guards already in place for the folks to line up. we have some tents setting up, some folks setting up tents at this point and foods trucks. certainly lots of activity to get ready for what is expected to be a very big day here in washington, d.c. as i said, more than 30,000 fans expected to file into the howard theatre to say goodbye. chuck brown was d.c. in a farewell ceremony scheduled for stand and thursday -- for today an
cans lined up yesterday to pay tribute to the late chuck brown. >> torrential rain and lightning forced officials to cut short the all-day viewing. after angry fans protested, the doordz were reopened. >> reporter: the day had a somber beginning for the tens of thousands of loyal chuck brown fans would lined up outside the howard theater. as flamboyant in death as he ever was in life. but nothing could stop some folks from turning a sober event into a happy occasion. the wake spilled over into a huge public block party where go-go was not just for older music lovers but die hard fans had strong memories. >> his greatest legacy is how much he loved doing what he did and sharing it with his audience. >> what i remember most about the go-gos is that everybody came together to have fun. >> reporter: chuck brown got his start around the corner from the howard theater where he used to shine shoes of famous performers like louis armstrong but he made his own fame creating go-go. >> from the very beginning when he started performing, he and i just sort of hit it off as two individuals who had c
its alcohol policy -- has already banned foreign nationals in hotel rooms. >> sulaimon brown is calling on mayor gray to resign after his former campaign aide aid -- campaign aide pleaded guilty to destroying evidence during a 2010 campaign rate. he has said he was paid to make negative comments about then mayor adrian fenty. mayor gray has denied the allegations did a massive fire destroyed an abandoned home in and around the county. it started early this morning in pasadena. crews say the home was covered in raging flames when they arrived. it took time to distinguish the fire. it is not clear what start that fire. rain is finally moving out. the sun may be here to stay, maybe for a couple hours. >> we will see a lot more of the sun in the next couple of days. here is a time lapse from early this morning. a beautiful sunrise. you will not want to miss the sun rise i will share with you later in the show. 70's. 75, arlington. l delphi -- a edolphus, 77. lower 80's in some spots south of town. localized heavy rainfall. we already have action out there. i will be back in a few
. >> reporter: according to federal authorities, sulaimon brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said the mayor knew about it. the mayor has always denied it. >> i think i'll just stay with what i said before. there's obviously a continuing investigation and has been for months. i've said pretty much the same thing for months. >> reporter: wednesday gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to sulaimon brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comment, but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning council member mary cheh who led an investigation into wrongdoing talked about howard brooks. >> that led us to allegations by mr. brown and we made a conclusion, a number of conclusions in that report, that money was paid by howard brooks, someone who took the fifth amendment and wouldn't testify before us. >> reporter: sources believe just like thomas gore who pleaded guilty yesterday howard brooks is also
or concern, is that it? >> no. >> why not? >> because although mr. brown had said those things to mr. murdoch, and although i had heard similar insinuations from others close to mr. brown that there was this tone of threat about it. the fact is that it didn't occur to me that they were real or proper or, i just, i just dismissed them, i suppose. >> some would say an elected government has executive power, or through parliament, would be quite entitled to bring in media policies which thought to be in the public interest but nonetheless did impact on the commercial interests of the media companies. would you agree? >> well, i'm sure that it is absolute, of course it's possible governments to debate regulation and policy on the media. of course, i agree with that. >> i'm just trying to explore your thinking in 2010. you have here mr. brown allegedly on your evidence hostile to news international. and you have mr. cameron, who is -- is that correct, he is favorable to news international? >> he wasn't hostile to "the sun." >> just have this would wait in your thinking. you are the chief executive
the money orders that the gray campaign paid to sulaimon brown. who was then running for mayor. >> these charges come out when the mayor and others are in las vegas at a retail convention. it's hard to get to them for reaction, but this is big. it's that obstruction of justice charge that could send him to prison. >> d.c. mayor had insisted from the beginning after winning the election in 2010 that he did nothing wrong. >> first of all, we never authorized any of that. >> federal prosecutors are convinced there was a lot going wrong that unseated mayor, adrian fenty. >> after people engaged in wrong doing, they need to be held accountable. >> suleiman brown had claimed he was promised a job in the gray administration and his campaign had been given money orders to help him stay in the race to criticize the incumbent. brown got the job, but was eventually fired. >> vincent gray's campaign specifically, mayor vincent gray, gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and attack then mayor fenty during the 2010 mayoral race. >> th
a legend in the music world. chuck brown. fans around the world began to hold a vigil in his memory. sam ford has more. >> for four decades, he played his music and it became their music. they came from around the area to the house were to celebrate the life of adc icon -- chuck brown. >> they danced, they reminisced, everybody had a story. >> it is about the celebration of his legacy. >> i am and chuckaholic. >> he made jokes about all the attention. >> i love taking pictures and signing autographs. >> he said he grew up shining shoes on the streets of d.c., it ended up in prison. he invented something called go- go. >> i am so happy. >> in the crowds were a city councilwoman. >> it is something that d.c. can never replace. >> as big as the redskins, chuck brown. >> they are celebrating a life along this part of seven. >> a lot more of the stories we will be looking ahead this week including a sentencing date for the rutgers university spy camera case. >> showers have arrived. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on thing
large crowd that we have assembled here. not too surprising. fans of course flocked to chuck brown's concerts it see him perform live and now they're flocking to the d.c. convention center to celebrate his life. ♪ ♪ ♪ wintd me up, chicauck. >> reporter: this woman grabbed her spot at the head of the line at 8:00 last night. >> i wanted to make sure i get in and my family came. and chuck is like that. he bring everybody together. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: chuck proun could always pack the house. and his memorial service is no different. thousands of people are expected to attend. the crowd so big that the service is being held in the d.c. convention center. >> i just wanted to be here to feel the atmosphere. to feel the love that chuck brown has gathered throughout the city. >> wonderful. his legacy, his encouragement, his peace, his love, his happiness, everything. his music, phenomenal. wonderful, wonderful energy. >> reporter: brown's rose-covered casket sat the front of the stage. behind it drums, keyboards and microphones. that's because this service will be as much about the
to criticize the incumbent during public debates. brown got the job, but was fired. >> vincent brown's campaign gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses. >> criminal information document, thomas w. gore is charged with using candidate a's campaign funds to purchase money orders that were then donated to candidate b.'s campaign. using somebody else's name. sources say candidate a is gray and candidate b is sulaimon brown. there are three money orders totaling $535. one felony charge accuses thomas of trying to obstruct the investigation by destroying the notebook containing records of the payments to brown. >> it's deeply troubling. i know tom gore, and he's a standup guy that has done a lot on behalf of the city and on behalf of children. >> others were surprised by charges, a straight shooter, according to everybody we talked with today. >> we haven't been able to reach thomas gore by telephone. people are stunned by all of this. they say he's a good guy. they helped establish disadvantaged youth. he grew up in foster care. bruce joh
block party and fans going into the theatre and saw the chuck brown they have grown to love and his familiar wide bridged hat and looking like he's ready to perform on stage and that line continues and that is picking up around the time people were getting off from work and this is that special d.c. tribute. and it was bigger in d.c. and he was a local legend who found real fame late in life and nominated for and received his first grammy in 2010 for best r&b performance for love, which he recorded with jill scott. his fans know that they love him and remember. >> he had great music and had us rocking all night long. many, many nights. they do what he did and share it with his audience and how much he loved his audience in d.c. >> what i remember most about the go goes is that everybody came together to have fun. to listen, to go go, whether it was chuck brown, bu, prophecy, you know, it was natural fun. you know, late night hanging out and just having fun and dancing. >> chuck was a good friend of mine, and he did so much for so many and it's nice to see the people are coming back
have found my place here and i have mentioned, i began my career here in 1996 with mayer brown. i realized then in my 20's that i needed to pursue higher education. and it helped the mayor said he would never give me a raise or promotion on till i went back to school. i enrolled in the university of san francisco law school. i got my j.d. and pass the bar. -- passed the gar. -- bar. [applause] san francisco has been my home. six years ago i was married here on the steps almost six years ago to this month. [applause] some are clapping, some are not. [laughter] it has been a fundamental time for my family and i having been nominated. by mayor ed lee and i am grateful to that community and i am grateful to the mayor and the board of supervisors who are considering this nomination. i vow to do the best job i possibly can for the city and i have -- as i have done from the outset of my city career. i will continue to draw inspiration and guidance from the black woman in our history and culture who have paved the way for me and others with their relentless fight against prejudice and int
-go will be remembered for generations to come. >> the kids created a masterpiece to honor chuck brown and beth parker take a look. >> that is ingenius like that. >> there is a little neon green in there too. >> we love you, chuck. we love you, chuck. >> the beat. i like the way his beat goes. >> when chuck brown died, we realized the impact he had on d.c. as a whole and we realized there weren't any murals of him in d.c. >> reporter: the kids at macfar land middle school in petworth are changing that. >> a lot of the kids want to be athletes and musicians and art is not always the coolest job field or career choice. i think it is my job to expose them to that and get them hooked. >> reporter: and now even the paint brushes are dancing. >> at my age, i could go on the dance floor. you could for the stit sit still with him. >> i love him. i'm going to miss him. he was for the people and by the people. >> it is not going to be perfect but it is about the idea and the imagery. >> when i heard about it friday, i said i would stop by. >> here friday night until about 10:30. >> we had to get the tall ladder
. >>> it was a sendoff like no other. washington, d.c., had a find farewell to chuck brown today. and i hear there are many, many highlights. >> reporter: i'm having difficulty hearing you and you know what? it's hard to pick -- this is good they turned it over to chuck brown and to the musicians and the fans who were personally caught by the godfather of go go uck hear the calls of the funeral home in celebration and the party started long before the program and with some long lines outside and long lines inside. >> reporter: people stopped first to sign an oversized drawing. >> this is tough today. >> reporter: this longtime radio favorite played host. >> i'm a dj. and when i start it like this, hit it. throughout is the program it was a larger-than-lifevo. >> and every time i'm seven years old, started playing the piano. >> reporter: city officials are preparing permanent monuments. >> and i'm going to send over a piece of legislation to the council. >> chuck brown loved d.c. and we loved him back. >> reporter: d.c.'s congressional delegate is interviewing a resolutions to designate augus
royalty. the godfather of go-go chuck brown and the queen of disco donna summer. her first hit "let's dance" became an anthem at weddings and parties alike and she works hard for the money a mantra for women everywhere. ♪ she works hard for the money so hard for the money ♪ donna summer lost her battle with breast cancer today dying this morning in her florida home. summer broke into the music scene at the height of disco and even after it died off she successfully crossed over to have an award winning career as a pop singer. she won five grammys and had a string of number one hits. donna summer was just 63 years old. >>> music fans also mourning the loss of our own chuck brown. many say his music had a beat that plamade it impossible to s still. tonight we're seeing a new side of the music pioneer. news 4's derrick ward spoke to those who knew him as he became the godfather of go-go. >> reporter: upon word of his death fans gathered yoult side the howard theater for a vigil in chuck brown's honor. for some in our area the memories are tangible. juji was chuck's drummer for year
it was a pending investigation. thomas gore and brocks worked together to pay the former mayoral candidate brown, prosecutors say they used funds from gray's campaign to pay off brown. yesterday, gore pleaded guilty to four charges, including obstruction of justice and howard brooks was charged with lying to the fbi about giving money to brown. >> i think there is an ongoing pending investigation and there is nothing that i can comment on this stage. it's obviously continuing to unfold. >> reporter: the mayor made that comment three or four times and when we canned him, he didn't want to go any further. we went to howard brocks' home to seek comment and no one came to the door and brookes is expected to go before a federal judge. >>> the roger clemens trial began today and gene moynihan testified about the former -- former piper's relationship with the strength coach and saying he once wrote to clemons and maintains complete confidence and respect for him. he testified he injected him with steroids. clemmens is accused of lying to congress. >>> and on to virginia, a ti81 do instructor is accused
worked with thomas gore who had to pay sulaimon brown. gore pleaded guilty yesterday to four charges in the case. >>> an honor for a fallen maryland state trooper today. laura evans is everywhere at 11:00. >> new highway signs were unveiled today and put up along the beltway to honor trooper wesley brown who was shot to death in june of 2010 when he worked security at a forestville restaurant. he made a huge impact on the lives of those who knew him. he started a mentoring program called young men enlightening other men. >> key witnesses changing their stories about the night trayvon martin was killed. according to the orlando sentinel, a woman who said she saw two men running now says she only saw one person. another woman who saw the fight initially said she couldn't tell who was on top during the fight now believes it was george zimmerman. zimmerman claims he shot martin in self-defense. >>> the first ever free presidential elections in egypt today had women flocking to the polls. it's a much anticipated end to the rocky transitional period there after last year's ouster of former
maryland state trooper wesley brown. trooper brown was killed outside a forestville, maryland restaurant in 2010. williams could get life in prison. >>> the washington national cathedral is going to dedicate its carving of rosa park. it joins other carvings honoring those who fought for social justice. the dedication will take place with a choral concert at 5:30. >>> radio station wpgc is calling for a prayer today for chuck brown. the d.c. go go music legend is fighting pneumonia. the station is asking people to say a prayer at noon for brown's recovery. >>> according to one report, president obama had planned to announce his support for same- sex marriage before the democratic national convention this summer. >> but political reports vice president joe biden's announcement sunday that he supports same-sex marriage forced the president's hand. either way president obama's announcement is what people are talking about this morning. >> delia goncalves is live outside the white house with more on the story. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning, mike. a lot of analysts in fact say
, may 22. glad you are with us, i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. cynne simpson is on assignment in hollywood. it is a message morning thanks to rain allovernight. >> there's more on the way especially this afternoon and evening. standing water in prince william county will have a little longer to drain. we could have a few isolated issues in terms of the rainfall this afternoon mainly in prince william and loudoun county is where we got the heaviest rain yesterday. there's a live look down the potomac, g.w. parkway, reagan national on the right side of the screen. an ugly start, but i expect a few sunny breaks later this midday and afternoon. a few sprinkles around bowie and about 50 in prince george's county, 95 as well, and montgomery county ron the beltway, a few sprinkles. also moving through leonardtown in southern maryland, sprinkles. blue mixed with gray, thundershowers likely widespread this afternoon and evening, near 80 degrees and humid. more of the same tomorrow. back to you. >> thank you. remember to log on to our weather page to check the forecast
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